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Radio Rundown for the last Weekend in November

First, Michigan deer hunter John Wardynski tells the amazing story of how a black bear stole John’s buck…and he has the video to prove it.

Then Brad Smyth of Detroit Outdoor Adventures (iFishDetroit.com) talks about the late fall fishing opportunities in Southern Michigan.

Hour two kicks off with Jason Blitchok of the Michigan Darkhouse Angling Association.  Jason describes the time honored tradition of pike spearing and how to get started.

Bryan Darland from Jays Sporting Goods is up next.  Bryan is the manager of Jay’s Clare store and he has some great suggestions for the outdoor enthusiast on your Christmas list.

Fishing is the opening topic of discussion on hour three this week as I talk with outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose (WildFishing.com).  Dave talks about the great fall fishing to be had across the state right now, and looks forward to ice fishing season.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps the show up, this time with another great venison recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for New Year’s Weekend

We’re talking about a wide range of topics this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, bear hunter Vance Gawel describes a trip to the UP when wolves killed and ate one of his dogs, then turned their attention to him.

Hour two kicks off with Jason Blitchok of the Michigan Darkouse Anglers Association (Mi-Darkhouse.org).  Jason says the new South East Michigan chapter of that group wants to promote the thrill of pike spearing in the southern part of the state.

Jake Putala is up next.  Jake is a high school student recently named to the DNR’s Youth Conservation Council.  He has some interesting ideas on what’s needed to keep young people involved in the outdoors.

Paul Cianciolo of Predator Hunter Outdoors is featured in hour three of the show.  Paul talks about hunting predators after dark with centerfire rifles and how his company’s line up of high power lights can help hunters be more successful.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave doesn’t have a recipe though, the Chef talk about his recent elk hunting adventure in Michigan’s Pigeon River Forest Area.

Lots of great guests and information this week.  I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for January 16/17

My first guest this week is Lydia Lohrer, the outdoor writer for the Detroit Free Press (freep.com).  Lydia has some interesting thoughts on the Ann Arbor deer cull and the threat of aquaculture in Michigan.

Then Jorden Susewitz joins me with an update on the Extreme Predator Hunt coming up later this month.

Hour two kicks off with a discussion about shed hunting as I talk with Mark Miller of the North American Shed Hunters Club (shedantlers.org).

Craig Kasmer of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Craig has some interesting info about  Hartwick Pines near Grayling.

Then Peter Pelon of the Michigan Youth Conservation Council (michiganycc.wordpress.com) talks about that group’s efforts to get young people involved in the outdoors.

Dean Botek of the Michigan Darkhouse Angling Association (Mi-Darkhouse.org) joins me in hour number three to talk about the wintertime activity of pike spearing.

The show wraps up, as always, with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave and I talk about some upcoming wild game dinners and the logistics of cooking for several hundred people.

I hope you like the show.

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Rundown for Last Show of 2014

Time to wrap up another year of the Outdoor Magazine radio show.

First, Drew YoungeDyke of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc.org) to talk about the recent decision by a federal judge to put wolves back on the endangered species list.  Drew says the anti’s “judge shopped” until they found one sympathetic to their cause. He also says outside of the wolf issue, all the positive aspects of Michigan’s scientific wildlife management legislation still hold true.

Pike spearing is the topic of hour two as I talk with Jason Michalski of Darkhouse Decoys and Spears (facebook.com/darkhousedecoysandspears).  Jason describes the appeal of this north country wintertime tradition and talks about the gear needed to get started.

Al Herman of the Michigan Friends of NRA (friendsofnra.org/mi) wraps up the hour talking about that group and what they’re doing to defend second amendment rights in the Great Lakes State.

Blaine Bailer of Jays Sporting Goods talks coyote hunting in hour number three.  Predator hunting is a fast growing wintertime sport and Blaine has lots of experience and advice on how to be successful.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has a very nice walleye recipe.

A good show to wrap up the year.  I hope you like it.

 

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Show Rundown for December 13/14

I’m recovering very well from knee replacement surgery, but still not quite up to sitting in the studio for three hours, so this week’s Outdoor Magazine radio show is a compilation of programs that aired last year about this time.

First, I talk with retired DNR Fisheries Biologist Steve Sendek.  Steve says he was surrounded and stalked by wolves in Michigan’s U.P.

Hour number two features Mike Holmes of the Michigan Darkhouse Association (mi-darkhouse.org).  Pike spearing is a wintertime tradition in the north country and Mike has some interesting thoughts on the sport.

Then, Katie Keen of the Michigan dnr joins me to talk about the Pure Michigan hunt and remind us of the upcoming deadline to apply.

In hour three I talk with Doug Deming of the Fish Point Lodge on Saginaw Bay.  Doug talks about an early season recovery of a snowmobile that went through the ice and has great tips for catching perch and walleye.

As always we wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time though Dave has two recipes for us.

A little different format this week, and I appreciate your indulgence.  Next time I’ll be back in the studio and ready to get back to work.

 

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Show Rundown for 2/8

It’s a fast paced show filled with great guests and information this week on Outdoor Magazine.

First Jason Michalski of Darkhouse Decoys and Spears joins me to talk about the wintertime sport of spearing.  Jason makes custom decoys and spears and has lots of experience on the ice.  He describes spearing as “bowhunting for fish”.

Then T0m Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews has advice on how to become an outdoor writer in this age of digital media.

Hour two kicks off with Saginaw Bay charter captain and avid ice fishermen Jeff Godi.  Jeff has great advice on fishing for wintertime walleye.  You can learn more about Jeff’s charter service at The Michigan Experience.

Then Michigan dnr fisheries chief Jim Dexter joins me to talk about a new grant program to improve fisheries habitat.

Ben Nielsen of Showspan is up next.  Ben talks about the big Outdoorama show coming up in Novi.

Predator hunting after dark is the subject of the final hour as I talk with Paul Cianciolo of Predator Hunter Outdoors.  Paul has come up with an innovative new light system that allows hunters to see game up to four hundred yards away.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a hearty rabbit recipe.

Lots of great guests and information this week….I hope you like it.

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Radio Rundown for 12/21

We celebrate this last weekend before Christmas with a fast paced, informative show.

First, Travis Ockerman of Michigan Predator Quest joins me.  Travis is spearheading a statewide predator hunting contest in January.  For details go to their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/events/671614549536601/.

Then, I talk Tim Humes of the Carhartt company.  I had no idea Carhartt is a Michigan based company….and has been for 124 years.

Katie Keen of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Katie reminds us the deadline to get involved in  this year’s Pure Michigan Hunt is December 31st.

The second hour kicks off with spear fisherman Mike Holmes.  Mike is the president of the Michigan Darkhouse Association (http://www.mi-darkhouse.org).  Mike says the spearing season got an early start this year with good ice across the U.P.

MUCC‘s Erin McDonough wraps up the hour.  Erin talks about the important petition drive spearheaded my Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management (CitizensWildlife.com) to fight the anti hunting movement in Michigan.

We turn our attention to the frozen water of Saginaw Bay in hour number three as I talk with Doug Deming of the Fish Point Lodge.  Doug talks about perch and walleye fishing on the bay…and his recent recovery of a snowmobile that went through the ice.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very nice recipe for venison in grape leaves.

Lots of great guests and information in this week’s show.  I hope you like it.

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Rundown for 12/8

Lots of great outdoor news and information this week on the Outdoor Magazine show.

First, I talk about a recent fishing trip on Saginaw Bay. It’s a treat to be able to fish open water this late in the season.

Then, Troy Waterman of the MOAB Camo Dipping Company joins me to talk about a contest on the Outdoor Magazine facebook page to giveaway a free whitetail camo skull dip.

Next, I draw the winner of this month’s Ameristep Carnivore ground blind giveaway. Congrats to William Denny of Glennfield, New York.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews. Tom talks about some of the big bucks reported during the Michigan firearm season and has a preview of their January edition.

Richard P. Smith is up next. Richard has a great report on the U.P deer season and a close encounter he had with a Booner buck. He also talks about his yearly, pre-Christmas downstate book signing tour.

Next, Tony Hansen of MUCC joins me for his regular visit to the show. This week Tony has details of how legislation to establish a Michigan wolf hunt is progressing.

The Michigan wintertime tradition of pike spearing is the topic of our final hour. Mike Holmes of the Michigan Darkhouse Anglers Association joins me to talk about the history of that sport and the appeal of spearing today. By the way, you can see some very interesting pike spearing video clips here.

We wrap it all up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week Dave has a hearty venison recipe.

Another busy and informative show. I hope you like it.

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